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Joe Chavez

(WEDOWEE) Funeral services for Joe Chavez, 68, of Wedowee will be held on Wednesday, March 29, 2023, at 2 p.m. at Benefield Funeral Chapel with Bro. Tyler Worthey, Ronne Chavez and Jesse Chavez officiating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12:30-2 p.m. on Wednesday before services begin.

Mr. Chavez passed away Sunday, March 26, at his home.

Survivors include his wife, Pam Chavez of Wedowee; one daughter, Ronne Chavez (boyfriend, Charles Parker) of Wedowee; one son, Jesse Chavez of Standing Rock; six grandchildren, Ezra, Mollie, Claire, Lucas, Jade and Gaven; one great-grandchild, Jasmine; one sister, Elisa Ringler (Jim) of Pennsylvania; a host of nieces and nephews, friends, and extended family; and his best friend, Chapo.

A New Mexico native, Mr. Chavez was born on Aug. 22, 1954, the son of Juan and Ronnie Salas Chavez. He was Catholic by faith, a US Army veteran, and worked in construction. Mr. Chavez was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Toby Chavez; and two sisters, Della Gomez and Betsy Lara.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Benefield Funeral Home, Wedowee.

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